When people think of fire prevention, they usually think of the kitchen. While most household fires do start in the kitchen, there are also a fair number that start in the garage! When you want to be very thorough about your home fire prevention, take a moment to consider how you can keep your garage very safe and thoroughly protected.
First, if you cut wood in your garage, remember that small wood shavings and wood chips are far more flammable than large pieces of wood. As soon as you Read the rest of this entry »
A fire is a terrifying occurrence, and if you are lucky, it is one that you never have to worry about. However, should the worse happen and you find that you are dealing with a fire in your home or in your immediate environment, you need to stay calm.
The first thing to ask yourself is whether the fire is something that you can contain. In the case of a grease fire, for example, which is very common in the kitchen, you can often smother it with baking soda. Some smaller fires can also Read the rest of this entry »
Fires can get out of control pretty quickly, especially in drought conditions. Fires destroy lives and properties without remorse. There are easy ways to prevent fires from starting in the first place that can be used by anyone. Here are the top 3:
1. Many fires start in the kitchen. This makes sense considering how many appliances in the kitchen can create heat with either electricity or gas. The main key for preventing kitchen fires is to never leave whatever you are cooking unattended. If you leave the room for a phone call or because the Read the rest of this entry »
Whether you live alone in a small apartment or with your family in a large house, creating an emergency plan in the event of fire is something that should happen in every household. Fire frequently erupts unexpectedly and quickly, and a good plan can mean the difference between escaping intact and becoming injured or even killed in a fire. Part of the reason why many people fail to plan adequately is that thinking about fire is unpleasant for them, but those who make concrete plans concerning household fires Read the rest of this entry »
It is estimated that over 400,000 home fires occur in the United States each year. Sadly, 3,000 people die each year in a house fire. The good news is that most home fires can be prevented. If you do not have a smoke alarm in your home, then you should definitely consider having one installed. You should test your smoke alarm every month to make sure that it is working properly. The batteries should be changed at least once a year.Get more information here. http://yubanet.com/regional/CAL-FIRE-Reminds-Californians-to-Check-Their-Smoke-Alarms.php
You also Read the rest of this entry »
No matter how old your children are, it is important to make them aware about how to stay safe in case of disasters. While hopefully your children will never have to deal with a fire at all, having the right information can keep them safe.
First, make sure that your child treats every fire alarm as if it were real. As soon as they hear a fire alarm, they need to wake up and find a way out Read the rest of this entry »
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